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Stone Mountain Carving

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Address: Stone Mountain, GA
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Description: A huge carving of three Confederate heroes, Stonewall Jackson, Robert E...
A huge carving of three Confederate heroes, Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis, on the face of the mountain.
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If you're in the Atlanta area you must take an afternoon and stop by Stone Mountain Park and see the carving. If you don't have time to hike to the top of the mountain at least... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

If you're in the Atlanta area you must take an afternoon and stop by Stone Mountain Park and see the carving. If you don't have time to hike to the top of the mountain at least take the Skyride. It was a short wait in the afternoon a quick ride to the top. You can stay as long as you'd... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Art, whats not to love. It was great to see it up close and personal and not looking at a photo. Great photo opportunity. Now if I can get my kids to understand how awesome this is to experience it would be even better,lol.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The carving is impressive. The history behind the making of the figures is even more amazing. It took forty-nine years and three stone design architects to complete the job. How their crew managed to "swing" from the mountain side to work -- escapes me. But it is being ruined by wind and rain. In another hundred years it will not... More 

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Mondercange, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Absolutely awesome work and an icon of the south.Do not miss this when in Atlanta. Ride the lift to the top and get closer to the carving to get a great feeling how big this is.

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I'm from the south. I remember headlines of when they completed the carving. I live in Stone Mountain and I love the park. We, my husband and I, love going there to walk and hike up and down. While I appreciate those who gave their lives in making it a reality, and I appreciate the sheer enormity of the carving,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Take the cable car to the top of the mountain! So much fun! Beautiful views. Nice gift shop on top. Simple rather inexpensive family fun! The laser show is certainly worth sticking around for as well. Pack a picnic and enjoy the park!

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Dallas, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The best way to experience the carving is to ride the cable car both up and down....and have your go pro recording so you can get a good feel for everything that the experience has to offer. What a project that was to actually do that carving and what a great thing to see.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Take the tram ride uo to the top for a great 360 view. See the laser show on the side of the mountain. Good stuff.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Truthfully, I expected better from this shrine to the Old South. It's a large sculpture, but not _that_ large, and the figures on horseback are rather overshadowed by the bulk of Stone Mountain itself (which may not be a bad thing). For an interesting view of the carving, make sure to ride the skyline, which will show some of the... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The carvings of Jefferson, Davis, and Jackson on Stone Mountain are quite impressive. The carvings are etched into the granite of Stone Mountain which was removed and shipped to 39 states and several countries for a multitude of construction projects. The carvings also serve as the backdrop for the Laser show held on Saturday nights. The show is nicely done.... More 

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